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Final Practice

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Today was our final practice of the spring season and what a fantastic season it has been!  Yesterday we had our last practice on the track and a few runners were able to accomplish their goal times for the mile!  Others enjoyed timing themselves for the 100 yd dash, while some runners simply racked up mileage.  Today we ran a campus two mile loop before heading in for treats and a celebration of the season.

The season and team were so much more than we expect...

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Sherman Meet

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sherman hosted us to a terrific meet today!  A huge thanks to them for setting up terrific events.  We began the meet with a full team relay then split into groups by grade level.  Each grade paricipated in events at stations including the 100 yd dash, 200 yd dash, hurdles, discus throw,  and the shot put.  Each group was able to rotate through all but one station before we needed to head home.  Our runners enjoyed being able to try the field events of discus and...

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Steep Rock Pinnacle

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It was an humid and tropical feeling run today; however, was definitely a "top ten".  We coordinated with Outdoor Club to venture the flat run along the river, followed by a steep climb, to enjoyed the incredible views from the Pinnacle at Steep Rock.  The Pinnacle overlooks The Clam Shell of Steep Rock and the river below.  Runners spent about twenty minutes taking in the view and breeze before a much quicker run back down the trails and back to the vans.  Many took on th...

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Pat's Track

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Many runner completed their timed mile in PE at the end of the academic day today so they were feeling tight with heavy legs at practice.  However, other runners took on timing themselves or pushing their distance today.  Overall, it was a fine practice.  We did revisit our goals for the season so runners can be sure to try to complete these within the next week as the season winds down. 

We discussed the next few practices.  Tomorrow we will h...

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First Race on Pat's Track

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

What a fun and exciting afternoon watching the team take on Sherman runners today.  Everyone seemed as though they enjoyed the challenges of racing and several runner found a new inner strength and speed, surprising themselves.  Sherman brought over 16 runners to join our 23, making for a full afternoon.  Unfortuantely we only had enough time to run the 100 yd and 200 yd events; however, we will be sure to get in our relay next week when we travel to Sherman. It was wonderful t...

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Message from Mimi

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Mimi was unable to be with us this week as her husband is facing some health challenges.  However, she sent the below email to the team. 



Running is a "life long sport" that is not just aboutthe time, distance or speed. Running is a time to rhythmically move  in apredictable pattern enabling the mind to clear itself of toxins. Thisprocess helps the mind to think more clearly and focus on what istruly important.I am fo...

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Another Hidden Valley Run

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The runners enjoyed Hidden Valley so much on Monday, they requested we return today.  We varied the run by heading up the pinnacle to enjoy the view across the valley before heading out to the pedestrian bridge.  Runners were awed at the view from the pinnacle then enjoyed playing in the sand and dipping their feet in the water at the brigh.  It was an easy and relaxed run today which was perfect as many runners felt the need for a low key, fun run.  The day was beautiful ...

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Hidden Valley Trail Run

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our runners had an announcement at the end of our run in Hidden Valley today which summed up our practice.  "This was the best run and I actually really enjoyed running today."  It was a beautiful afternoon as we ran along the Shepaug River on the trais in Hidden Valley - part of Steep Rock Preserve.  We had a small group today due to many runners being at the 6/7 play practice.  The group ran to the quartz mine and back, stopping along the way to check out triliums...

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Back on Pat's Track

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (1)

A surprisingly hot and muggy afternoon on Pat's Track.  Today was a distance run with some runners who missed the 200 m relay on Monday taking on that challenge.  Kudos to them since it was so hot.  All the runners felt the heat and some were dragging.  However, there were many runners who meet the challenge of running one more lap than their furthest track run.  It ended up being a day of mental digging, which running so often is.  Mimi, Nora and I were impresse...

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Steep Rock Tunnel Rain Run

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

An adventurous nineteen runners headed out into the afternoon rain, running to the tunnel at Steep Rock Preserve this afternoon.  Both runners and Mimi, thought we were crazy; however, they pushed through their uncertainty and embraced the wet run.  We started as a group at the riding ring, with our usual warm-up and dynamic stretching, before runners headed off at their own paces.  It was a mile and a half run to the tunnel on the flat trail, once the old railroad bed.  N...

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